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January Model of the Month (Spider)
« on: December 31, 2021, 07:21:54 PM »
We are going with the Spider for January's model of the month for the New year.
Although we do not have Black 160's to put into the complimentary packs  :(
The Spider does look pretty good in Red...
But we don't have Red 160's either  :( :(

I will have a look and see what colour we have plenty off to send out for the tutorial.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 03:30:36 PM »
This is what will be in the complimentary packs for January 2022.
The colour selection might be a little different due to the worldwide balloon shortage at the moment.
But you will be able to make the design and practise it  ;D
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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 03:55:16 PM »
To make the Spider start of by making the legs.
Inflate the first 160 leaving 4 fingers un-inflated and make a 12 finger bubble followed by a 2 finger fold twist.

Then make another 2 finger fold twist and a third fold twists but this one is 2.5 fingers.
This is for underneath of the Spider.

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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2022, 04:02:05 PM »
Then measure of another 12 finger bubble for the other leg.
The rest of this balloon can be used for tying the centre part of the other legs.

Cut the other two 160 balloons in half to make the other three sets of legs.
Inflate three of the 160 sections to a 24 finger bubble,
split this in half to make a 12 finger bubble and tie this up with a scrap of the 160.

I think the legs sit nicer with the two 12 finger bubbles tied up with a scrap of balloon.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 04:06:49 PM »
Make the other two sets of legs.

Then inflate the 260 balloon leaving 4 fingers un-inflated and make two 4 finger bubbles.
Place one set of legs between these two bubbles and tie the knot into the second bubble twist securely.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2022, 04:11:20 PM »
Make two 6 finger bubbles and twist these together to form the centre section of the spider.
(You might find it easier to add both sets of legs now through the 6 finger bubbles rather than after adding the looped section)

Wrap the 260 snuggly around the two 6 finger bubbles and twist the 260 back into the centre section of the spider.

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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2022, 04:17:29 PM »
Now wrap the 260 snuggly around the two 4 finger bubbles for the front of the spider.
Deflate the rest of the 260 balloon.

You now need to attache the legs with the three fold twists to the centre of the spider.
The two 2 finger fold twists sit on top of the spider and the 2.5 finger fold twists underneath the spider.
This way the legs sit and match the other legs better.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2022, 04:20:51 PM »
This is what the spider should look like underneath.

For the eyes I have used Yellow here but Black is also a good look for his eyes on the Red design.
Inflate the Yellow 260 to a 2 finger bubble. Split into two and make two 1 finger pinch twists.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2022, 04:25:24 PM »
Push one pinch twist through the 4 finger bubble at the front of the spider and above the wrapped around 260 balloon.
Position the eyes into place and then add some artwork.

The legs are shaped using the shock twist method, this is the link if you are unsure of how do achieve this look.
It's called the friction twist here, https://www.balloonchat.co.uk/balloon-tutorial-help/friction-twistshaping-(16)/
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Re: January Model of the Month (Spider)
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2022, 08:42:38 PM »
Hope the Spider is of some help and usable to a few.
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